The Jaguar F-Type is a two-seat sports car, based on a shortened platform of the XK convertible, manufactured by British manufacturer Jaguar Cars from 2013. It is the spiritual successor to the famous E-Type. It is also the replacement for the Jaguar XK. The car was launched initially as a soft-top convertible, later with a coupé version launched in 2013.
The C-X16 form takes cues from Jaguar's 2010 C-X75 plug-in hybrid concept supercar, including the shape of the front grille and the wrap-around rear lights, and also has a side-hinged opening rear window reminiscent of the 1961 E-Type. The C-X16, was unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Jaguar stated that the C-X16 was their smallest car since the 1954 Jaguar XK120, at: 4,445 mm (175.0 inches) length; 2,048 mm (80.6 inches) width; 1,297 mm (51.1 inches) height. The F-Type was developed under the project code "X152".
The convertible version of F-Type was first revealed in Sundance, London which was followed by a presentation at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed (with an F-Type chassis).
The coupé version was unveiled at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show (F-Type R Coupé) and 2013 Tokyo Motor Show,followed by 2013 Jaguar Academy of Sport Annual Awards, an exclusive event in Canary Wharf, London. The vehicle was set to go on sale in spring 2014. Launch models scheduled include the F-Type (340 PS), F-Type S (380 PS) and F-Type R (550 PS).
At the Geneva Motor Show in March 2016, Jaguar unveiled the F-Type SVR. It features the same 5.0-litre supercharged V8 from the V8 S and R, but with 575 PS (423 kW; 567 bhp) and 680 N·m (500 lb·ft), launching the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.5 seconds and to a top speed of 322 km/h (200 mph), making it the first Jaguar since the XJ220 to reach 200 mph (322 km/h)The convertible can only reach 194mph. It is available in both Coupe and Convertible versions, but only with all-wheel-drive.